Pilz (www.pilz.de) has expanded its motion control portfolio with the addition of the PMCprimo DriveP control system. A combination of servo amplifier and motion control card, the new control system has been specifically designed for applications that feature several axes as well as high performance requirement and synchronized movements.
The PMCprimo DriveP seamlessly combines motion control with SPS and safety functions in a single package, making it a compact solution for those working in an environment where space is a premium.
The all-new control system delivers short cycle times of up to 16 axes, compliments of the parallel operation of two CANopen networks. With the latest generation of Intel x86 Atom processors ensuring the needed computing power, the control system’s FPGA chip relieves the processor from the field bus communication. Its detection of printer’s marks in each axis allows the control system to simultaneously drive more axes, which means bigger systems and machines, with faster reaction times.
Aside from the motion control’s six digital inputs and outputs, the servo amplifier’s inputs and outputs are also driven and evaluated. The additional inputs and outputs enable the users to achieve an economical solution.
Since all configuration data are stored on the SD memory card, the control system no longer needs additional components such as software, PC or cables when exchanging units or in case of an expansion.
The software tools of the control system support users during the introduction while its clear project documentation helps save time.
Offering an all-in-one solution for control, drive and safety, the PMCprimo DriveP can also be expanded with the PMCprotego S safety card.